Burkina Faso Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 26%, Burkina Faso is a country that has seen more than its fair share of regime changes over the past 50 years and is amongst the world's poorest countries. Despite this, it remains a surprisingly pleasant place to visit. With festivals such as the Pan African Film and Television Festival, which draws from all over Africa - and the globe - to witness the fruits of the African film industry, to a surprising range of nature reserves that include Arli and Ziniaré National Parks that offer a uniquely Western African wildlife viewing experience. There is also the UNESCO-listed Ruins of Loropéni, which can only be described as the Wild West of Africa, where men once came in search of gold, and greed was the order of the day (sound familiar?). So, forget about whatever doom and gloom you may have heard about Burkina Faso, because the reality is that it has more to offer than you could have ever imagined.
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Enter the Wild, Wild West... of the ancient African world, with a visit to Burkina Faso's Ruins of Loropéni. Situated in the country's rough western highlands, this is where men came for 700 years, driven by the lust for gold. ....
|Coordinates:||13 00 N, 2 00 W|
|Main Languages:||French, Sudanic Dialects|
|Currency:||Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF)|
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- Location: Burkina Faso